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King Malachi Street (October 21, 1935 – October 21, 1978), commonly known as Mel Street, was an American country music singer.
Street was born in Grundy, Virginia to a coal mining family. Publications cite his year of birth as 1933, although his family maintains that he was born in 1935. He began performing on western Virginia and West Virginia radio shows at the age of sixteen. Street subsequently worked as a radio tower…

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  • Mel was one of the GREATEST COUNTRY SINGERS of ALL TIMES! He is worth rediscovery!
  • I enjoyed the Smokey Mountain Memories vid....I climbed (walked actually!) up Mt.LeConte in 1964. Slept in a park rangers bivouac overnight. A guy called Possum cooked breakfast I couldn't wait to get home to lumber one of my pals with that nickname....he's still called that today!
  • In a Mel Mood at the moment - love this guys music just wish I had had the opportunity to see he live. Great voice and some great songs. perfect!
  • most underrated country artist of all time
  • How I wish some of Mels tracks were avaialble here!! He was one of the greatest!

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